Sport at John McGlashan

Sport and cultural activities are seen as a major part of a student’s life at John McGlashan College.  Sport is encouraged for students in Years 7-13, as are the interhouse haka, singing, athletics, swimming and cross-country events.  Staff try to cater for a wide variety of interests and abilities and encourage both elite performance and enthusiastic involvement.  John McGlashan College has a proud history and strength in both sport and the performing arts.  They are seen as an important part of the College and contribute much to the culture and experience that is John McGlashan College.

All students from Year 9 through to Year 13 are encouraged to take part in at least one summer and one winter sport or activity.  If they choose an activity that runs for the whole year, they should also take part in at least one other activity in either summer or winter.


Sport director: Mr Carruthers

Phone: 021 924 714



Sports Round-Up

We have just completed the largest tournament week in JMC history. Three rugby and basketball, two hockey, one football and fencing teams attended tournaments throughout the country.

Posted: Sunday September 16, 2018

Fencing - Defying Expectations

Members of the McGlashan Fencing Club performed a demonstration in assembly recently, showcasing a few of the aspects of their chosen sport.

Posted: Sunday August 12, 2018

Ariki Cup Cross Country

There were blue sunny skies at Shark Park for our Year 7 and 8 boys, but it sure was chilly.

Posted: Thursday August 9, 2018

Timaru Boys' Sports Exchange 2018

The biggest sporting exchange in John McGlashan's history went off without a hitch. Over 200 athletes from each school competed over two days

Posted: Thursday August 9, 2018